Winter Skin Care Necessities.
Winter Skin Care
As the seasons change, so does our skin and we must alter our products accordingly to achieve the best and healthiest results.This is something that’s important for everyone to do, regardless of skin type. Below is a list of the necessary steps and product options to create a Winter skin care regimen that works for everyone.
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Washing your face is required, both morning and night, to clear the makeup, dirt, oil, and other impurities from your skin. If you think you can skip the A.M. because you washed it before bed, think again. Overnight, dirt and bacteria gather on your face while you’re sleeping and need to be removed. It’s important to never skip this step. Here are a couple of cleansers to add to your winter routine.
Philosophy – Purity Made Simple
This is a one-step facial wash that removes makeup and cleanses skin. It’s gentle enough to take your eye makeup off and works on all skin types. It tones, hydrates, balances, and removes dirt and oil, as well as deep cleans pores and conditions the skin. After spending time in the elements, Purity will leave your skin replenished and moisturized as if you never stepped outside.
Get it here $11.00 – $36.00 USD
Yes to – Coconut Ultra Hydrating Cream Cleanser
This is recommended mostly for drier skin as it has virgin coconut oil in it which would irritate and break out oilier, sensitive and acne prone skin types. But it’s that rich coconut oil that’s going to give a surge of moisture to extremely parched skin, heal and soothe cracked skin, cleanse, and remove makeup. You’ll beat the frigid air and find relief from the painful effect it has on your skin.
Get it here $12.50 USD
Exfoliating is an important part of any skin care routine but it’s absolutely a must in the winter months. Sloughing off dead skin helps cell turnover, which is important to overall skin health, and removes flaky, dry skin for a smoother, healthier complexion and allows products to penetrate better. Here are two highly effective exfoliation products.
Philosophy – Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash
Philosophy’s Micro Delivery wash has fine particles that get into your pores to pull out dirt, oil, and makeup, combined with chemical exfoliators, citric acids to double the efficacy. It’s gentle enough for everyday use and contains amino acids to help skin retain its moisture level, as well as antioxidants, which are extremely important in fighting off free radical damage.
Get it here $28.00 USD
No. 7 – Total Renewal Microdermabrasion
Aluminum-oxide crystals make for more of an intense exfoliation, which some may prefer. These crystals are used by dermatologists during microdermabrasion treatments and have been formulated for at home use. The crystals deliver a powerful removal of dead and dull skin cells without irritating skin when used twice a week as recommended. With all of that gone and your pores purified, you will notice your complexion getting smoother, more even, and clearer.
Get it here $17.49 USD
Moisturizing is incredibly important to maintain a healthy balance. In the winter, your skin will inevitably dry out more, which is a nightmare for drier skin types but is also something that affects normal, combination and oily skin as well. Don’t assume just because of the season that those types don’t need it just as much. Below are a few of the best choices for each skin type.
First Aid Beauty – Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
This is essential for winter. It’s a multi-purpose product for use on face and body. For those with already dry skin, this is something that can be used all year round, but in the harsh, cold weather, it’s something everyone can benefit from. The lightweight, whipped formula absorbs quickly, leaving no residue and immediate results. It contains oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide 3, and has no artificial colorants or fragrances. Some with very oily skin may find it to be a bit too much on the face, but it‘s just as beneficial to use on the body, which also needs hydration in the cold months.
Get it here $30.00 USD
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
Unlike the Ultra Repair Cream, this is for the face only and is not as overly moisturizing for those with more normal to oily skin. The gel consistency absorbs fast and doesn’t leave skin greasy. Made with a pure antioxidant fruit water and vitamin E, it keeps the skin hydrated and maintains a healthy moisture barrier.
Get it here $8.99 USD
No. 7 Beautiful Skin Day and Night Cream for Normal/Oily Ski
For those with very oily skin, these are the go-to products. Formulated for oily skin, they moisturize and balance without clogging pores, stripping, or weighing down. The night cream works as you sleep to hydrate and rebalance oil, while the day cream balances oil production with zinc, and helps to prevent breakouts. It has SPF 15 to protect skin from the sun’s rays and rosehip oil to keep moisture locked in.
Face masks are an important part of any skincare routine. There are so many out there and tons of options for all skin types. Finding the right one(s) for yours can balance and hydrate, get deep down into your pores to draw out more and harder to reach impurities, remove excess oil, and so much more. Since the focus of this list is winter skin care, here are a couple of masks that will be your best friends during the cold months.
Peter Thomas Roth – Irish Moor Mud Mask
This mask is perfect for the winter. Irish Moor Mud works to pull out impurities while providing skin with moisture and vitamins. It contains a variety of nutrients, minerals, and those all important antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage, as well as volcanic ash to detoxify and activated charcoal to decongest pores. It’s one of the most beneficial, well rounded masks on the market.
Get it here $58.00 USD
Freeman – Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress Mask
Not only does this mask clear your pores, purify, and moisturize your skin, it also helps you unwind after a long day. With minerals from The Dead Sea, sea salt, and kaolin clay clearing out your pores while balancing moisture, and Lavender and Bergamot to add an aromatic calm, this mask will leave your skin soft and glowing and the rest of you stress free.
Get it here $3.99 USD
These products work together in a regimen to keep your skin hydrated, soothed, moisturized, comfortable, and most importantly, healthy. Give them a try this winter and watch your skin become the best it’s ever been when facing the icy air!
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